Books Alive!

From 2006 until 2014, Barb interviewed dozens of famous authors and scientists as the host of her cable TV show, Books Alive! in partnership with the Howard County Public School System in Howard County,  Maryland.   The Books Alive! interviews offer unique glimpses into the minds and lives of some of the most respected and iconic childrens’ book authors as well as one of America’s female astronauts and a renowned astrophysicist.

Books Alive! with Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the bestselling author of the Hidden Children series and now her new series, THE MISSING. She writes science fiction, realistic fiction and fantasy for readers beginning as young as eight for...

Books Alive! with Gordon Korman

This bestselling author writes great humor books for boys and girls and can turn his hand to some terrific action adventure as well. He occasionally turns his hand to asking kids to think a minute about their culture...

Books Alive! with Jon Scieska

The first Ambassador for Young People's Literature and author of many bestsellers for kids, Jon Scieszka, has entertained and energized our kids for a couple of decades. Most people know him for the Stinky Cheese Man or The...

Books Alive! with Mario Livio

Mario Livio is a senior astrophysicist and the Director of the Office of Public Outreach for the Space Telescope Science Institute. He is also the author of "Is God a Mathematician?" and "The Golden Ratio." (Original air...

Books Alive! with Dan Gutman

Dan Gutman writes for reluctant readers of all ages. His My Weird School books turn those 7 and 8 year olds on to reading and his Baseball Card Adventure books keep them hooked. He has a great sense of humor and his...

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